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Thomas Morey belongs to the tenth generation of this Chassagne family. He grew up familiar with his grandparents’ holding and then worked for 12 years on that of his parents. Then, in 2006, he decided to set up his own domaine together with his wife Sylvie. Thus the Thomas Morey domaine put its name to its first vintage in 2007. The history of the Morey family in Chassagne-Montrachet dates back to the middle of the 17th century. Claude Morey, a native of Paris l’Hôpital, a small commune of Saône-et-Loire lying some ten kilometers from Chassagne-Montrachet, arrived in the village in 1643. He and his numerous descendants worked in the vineyards or as coopers. It wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that vine-growing became their principal activity. Since then, generation has followed generation, acquiring by inheritance or purchase plots of vine-growing or fallow land and passing these on to their descendants. Today, the domaine has evolved considerably from what it was in the days of Thomas Morey’s grandparents.